Physical Therapist Assistant SIG

The purpose of the Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group (PTA SIG) is to provide a means by which physical therapist assistants, physical therapists, and students may meet, exchange information, identify issues, and network. We are a mentoring group that provides guidance and direction from the clinical level to membership support. Those who have a common interest in a special area of physical therapy may confer and exchange ideas. The SIG serves as a clinical resource for all PPTA members and the SIG itself.

In addition, we respond to areas of concern related to PTA SIG members in guiding questions to the appropriate area of support. We advocate and advance the needs of PTAs throughout the commonwealth. As one of many PPTA SIGs, we support all areas of clinical practice, yet provide specific PTA content, address needs and concerns and support PTAs within APTA.

Membership to the PPTA Physical Therapist Assistant Special Interest Group is free. PTA members are auto-enrolled into the PTA SIG. If you would like to opt out, please contact the PPTA Office.

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PTA e-Newsletter Archive

Welcome to the PTA SIG e-Newsletter Archive! Review the currently published e-Newsletters here that highlight relevant PTA information within the commonwealth.  If you have any questions or would like to suggest PTA resources to highlight in a future e-newsletter, please contact PTA SIG Chair Ann Lowrey, PTA.

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PTA Focus

The PTA Focus piece introduces the PPTA membership to an active Physical Therapist Assistant by highlighting the excellent work provided by the clinician within our commonwealth. The articles will provide insight on why membership is important and how one views their career as a PTA.

PPTA Steven Kolumban PTA Award

The Steven Koumban PTA Award acknowledges a Physical Therapist Assistant member of the PPTA who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in clinical practice, community service, and personal commitment to Physical Therapy. A nominee for the award must be a member of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association, as well as

  • A member in good standing of the PTA Special Interest Group for two (2) years

  • An individual may receive the award only once in a three (3) year period.

  • Members of the PTA SIG Executive Committee shall not be eligible for the award during their respective terms of service.

View the Criteria & story of the Steven Kolumban PTA SIG Award
Review Our Past Steven Kolumban SIG Award Winners

PTA Advanced Proficiency

View all PTA Advanced Proficiency Recipients
View Current PTA Advanced Proficiency Pathways (APP) Recipients


Ann Lowrey
Northwest District
Term ends: 12/31/20
Northwest District
Term ends: 12/31/20
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Sarah Daley
PTA SIG Vice-Chair
Term ends: 12/31/21 
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Jennifer Novik
PTA SIG Secretary
Term ends: 12/31/2022 
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